I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Children's Shows (family, storytelling)

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  • Pleasance Courtyard - Pleasance Two
  • 10:30, 12:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 5+ (5-11)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Wizard Presents
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains audience participation, smoke machine – used once shortly on stage for atmospheric effect - and themes of war.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents brings Morpurgo's treasured story to life, sparking imagination in both young and old. This intimate five-star show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady... 'The show is moving and memorable. I didn't like it, I loved it!' (Michael Morpurgo).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
  • Accessible entry: Main queue in cobbled courtyard on far right. Wheelchair and level access via locked door at rear of venue - speak to staff or Box Office for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Elizabeth Bruce 88 days ago

A heart warming story about the magic of books and stories. The props were amazing. My favourite was the kite and the books inside books! I would give it 10 stars if I could. Annabel Aged 10

Lorna Hastings 88 days ago

Seraphina (9): “We loved this show, it is highly child-friendly and the lady who performed it made it come to life!”

Sam (6): “The lady made the books come to life!”

We ran to this show on a (6 year-old’s) whim, after being handed a flyer. It was magical, thoroughly engaging and so, so clever - I couldn’t have been more delighted! Absolutely worth every penny! ❤️

K Byrne 93 days ago

It's not about unicorns of course, not really...
But it is spell-binding storytelling.
This was our family's favorite show of the Fringe. Mum, Dad, 11yr old, and 8yr old all loved it. A beautifully crafted tale, told well; with just a touch of audience participation to get the kiddos engaged. Highly, highly recommend it.

Kate Smith 96 days ago

A wonderful show, beautiful story telling with an array of creative props, very much enjoyed by my six year old and myself alike. 5*

LINDA THOMSON 97 days ago

Absolutely excellent spell binding show. We were told an entire story in one hour without realising we were being told a story! Very clever tricks with the books. Totally magical and compelling. Loved it and so did my 8 year old nephew.

Paul Harwood 99 days ago

Outstanding. Wonderfully acted, brilliant set, compelling story telling. This was one of the most interesting and enjoyable shows of the fringe. Spellbound audiences of 3 to 80. Danish Miller was fantastic.

Amy 99 days ago

I would definitely recommend this show to anyone. In my opinion it was five star. The way she made it come to life was magical and it was amazing how she played all the characters. It was very emotional. It makes you cry and laugh in all the right places. I really enjoyed it and I hope you will too.
Amy (age 9)

Sam C 101 days ago

A lovely visual and sometimes interactive storytelling experience highly recommended for those with children.

Sarah 105 days ago

Beautifully told and marvellous props and stage production. Emotive and fascinating. The deceptively simple stage set enhanced the experience. Loved it

Alex Williams 105 days ago

Far exceeded my expectations - how can one person and a stack of books entertain for an hour? Absolutely magical. This is my 8yr old daughter's favourite. It will stay in our minds for a long time.

Susan Ireland 106 days ago

3 days of Edfringe and 8 shows later, this is still our firm fav show. A spellbinding tale so beautifully told, which captivated my 8 year old for the hour. Storytelling at its best!

Susi 107 days ago

Very well-staged and performed one-woman adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's play of this name. I couldn't help crying towards the end, which was both unexpectedly dark and heartwarming. My 6 yr old was entertained throughout - especially by the narrator's ever-surprising book collection.

J Clark 107 days ago

4⭐ Wasn't sure when this first started where it was going but ultimately enjoyed the store telling telling. The production was very well done and clever. We watched with children from 5-11 whom all enjoyed it a lot, although not sure the 5 year old fully got the story. Would highly recommend.

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo is an absolute delight and Danya Miller is a consummate storyteller who welcomed the children in the audience to the opening day of the village’s brand new library.She puts everyone at ease asking the little ones and the adults what their favourite storybook...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

This fantastic adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns was beautifully performed by Danyah Miller. This one-woman performance set on a simple stage surrounded by library books goes far deeper than the initial first impressions....

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Primary Times 99 days ago

I Believe in Unicorns is a charming, delightful and heart -warming show in which we were guided on a magical journey about the power of reading and imagination. The show is a creative adaptation from the best-selling book written by Michael Morpurgo.

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